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Cutline1 Composite Photo By Dale Ellis State rep. Stephen Meeks, R-Greenbrier, who has nurtured a lifelong passion for astronomy, gazes up at the night sky, although earthbound glare from artificial lighting obscures most of the stars. This view, made from a composite, illustrates what the night sky above the earth reveals away from sources of artificial light. Meeks said, although there are areas in Arkansas that afford relatively clear views of the Milky Way, no place in Arkansas is free of glare, which he hopes to change through legislation meant to curb light pollution.

Meeks looks to the stars to promote science education

Dec 29, 2015 4:01pm

For millennia, humans have cast their gaze to the heavens seeking solace, guidance, spiritual direction, portents of future events, and clues to the origins of the cosmos and time itself. In a...

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April revenue up from year ago in state

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

Arkansas revenues for April were up 9.4 percent compared to a year ago and 15.2 percent above forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Monday.

Net available general revenues for April...

Schools can apply for fitness center

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is encouraging Arkansas elementary and middle schools to compete for three fitness centers that will be created in the state by the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness...

Education department gives grades to schools

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

For the first time, Arkansas public schools received A-F letter grades on their annual report cards issued by the state Department of Education.

The letter grades are required by Act 696 of...

Common Core panel plans ‘listening’ tour

Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

The Governor’s Council on Common Core Review will hold five hearings in Little Rock and and visit nine cities on a listening tour over the next several weeks, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said lasat week...

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Rethink process for picking judges, governor says

Apr 16, 2015 3:22pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said last week he believes it is time to rethink the way judges are named to the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

“I have always been a consistent advocate...

State briefs

Apr 16, 2015 3:03pm

Worker’s illness spurs warning

The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the...

House Speaker Jim Gillam, R-Judsonia, talks to reporters in his office last week after the session. (John Lyon/Arkansas News Bureau photo)

3 ballot proposals get OK as session goes into recess

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The state House and Senate referred three proposed constitutional amendments to the voters April 2, the last day of regular business for the legislative session.

Upon completing their...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson discusses the so-called religious freedom bill during a news conference last week. (Arkansas News Bureau photo)

Fallout from controversial bill different for Hutchinson, Pence

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The paths that led to “religious freedom” bills being signed into law in Arkansas and Indiana on Thursday were similar in many ways, but political observers say Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson may...

Governor names computer science task force

Apr 09, 2015 2:37pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday appointed 15 people to the state Computer Science Task Force.

The task force will be responsible for researching and recommending computer science and...

March revenues down from year ago

Apr 09, 2015 2:37pm

Arkansas revenues for March were down 5.5 percent compared to a year ago and 3.5 percent below forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Thursday.

Net available revenues last month totaled $...

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